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Arcana's Experience Broker  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)

Version: 60000.3.1.1
by: Arcana [More]

Arcana's Experience Broker is a LibDataBroker addon that shows a large amount of experience-related information, including the current amount of experience you have acquired this session, the rate of XP, and the estimated time to level.

This addon requires a LibDataBroker Viewer (such as DockingStation) so the user can see the information.

I wrote this addon because I was accustomed to using FuBar_ExperienceFu and its information display while levelling, especially the distinction between XP gained this Level, and XP gained this Session. Because there was no appropriate LibDataBroker equivalent, I decided to write this as a replacement.

What's a LibDataBroker?

I've received this question a few times, so let me explain what a broker is and why I wrote a data broker addon.

if you've been playing WoW and using addons for some time you might be familiar with addons like TitanPanel or FuBar. These addons place a "panel" at the top of your screen where you can put information like how much gold you have or how much experience you need until you reach the next level.

However, if you wrote a plugin to work with TitanPanel or FuBar, you had to write your addon to work specifically for those systems and ended up having to write two addons (one to support TitanPanel and one to support FuBar). To get around this, some smart people wrote a library called LibDataBroker.

Basically, what the data broker library allows you to do is select the style and look of your UI using a viewer. You can then install the mods that provide data to the viewer (usually called data or data brokers). This provides two benefits. First, the player gets to select what the look and feel of the viewer is. You're no longer limited to something that looks like a bar, for example. Second, the addon author only has to write one addon.

So, what goes on is that you download and install a broker viewer like ChocolateBar, Fortress, DockingStation, or whatever suits the look and feel that you like, and then you install an addon like Arcana's Experience Broker in order to get the information about how much experience you're gaining.

v60000.3.1.1: 2014-11-23

- Updated TOC for compatibility with Warlords of Draenor.

v50001.3.1.1: 2012-09-05

- Added amount of XP remaining in the main view
- Updated TOC for compatibility with 5.0.4

v40000.3.1.0: 2010-11-20

- Added percentages in the tooltip
- Added a broker view for remaining percentage, in parentheses
- The broker view is saved on logout

v40000.3.0.1: 2010-10-14

- Minor bug fixes

v40000.3: 2010-10-13

- Updated addon for compatibility with 4.0
- Added a "Time to level" display on the toolbar (click the text four times to show it!)

v0.2: 2010-07-16

- Updated TOC file for compatibility with 3.3

v0.1: 2009-09-12

- I wanted an addon that displayed my current percentage into level, my rest XP, and on mouseover, details about
my XP rates. I really liked FuBar_ExperienceFu but there was no equivalent for Broker. I based this addon's
features heavily around FuBar_ExperienceFu's layout.
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Originally Posted by Arcana
Originally Posted by Grizzly UK
I'm guessing this is no longer worked on or maintained, especially as the author's profile shows "Last Activity: 09-06-12 05:34 AM".
I exist and am alive, but you're correct in that I do not actively maintain this add-on anymore. I stopped playing WoW a number of years ago. However since there are still some active users I'll see if I can get some aspects back on track some time over the next few weeks. I'm guessing that the expansion was just released so a lot of people are back looking for XP mods

Edit: I've updated the TOC and the library files. Watch for a new version soon - the WoWInterface moderators have to approve the file.

Unfortunately, since I'm not an active subscriber or player, I'm unable to do testing on cases like Level Boost or whether 90-100 XP gains work properly... let me know if there's problems and I'll look into them.
What a pleasant surprise! Many thanks for not only posting (and sending the PM) to let us know what's happening but also for uploading an update!
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Originally Posted by Grizzly UK
I'm guessing this is no longer worked on or maintained, especially as the author's profile shows "Last Activity: 09-06-12 05:34 AM".
I exist and am alive, but you're correct in that I do not actively maintain this add-on anymore. I stopped playing WoW a number of years ago. However since there are still some active users I'll see if I can get some aspects back on track some time over the next few weeks. I'm guessing that the expansion was just released so a lot of people are back looking for XP mods

Edit: I've updated the TOC and the library files. Watch for a new version soon - the WoWInterface moderators have to approve the file.

Unfortunately, since I'm not an active subscriber or player, I'm unable to do testing on cases like Level Boost or whether 90-100 XP gains work properly... let me know if there's problems and I'll look into them.
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Originally Posted by Kyrgune
I don't have the same problem as you, I was just noticing that this addon wasn't updating the rest xp I was getting since the expansion came out. There is one that works pretty much the way that this addon does and I got it to look just like this one as far as the layout goes in Broker. Try out Broker: XPBar. It's been updated currently.
Thanks very much for your reply. The error I was getting on the boosted lvl 90 character started occuring on all of my lvl 90 characters, but worked fine with all characters under lvl 90, so I guess it wasn't a problem with the lvl 90 boost as I first suspected! However, once I was able to start earning XP again with each of my lvl 90's after WoD's launch the error went away and this addon started working normally (as far as I can tell) once again for all of my lvl 90's!
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I don't have the same problem as you, I was just noticing that this addon wasn't updating the rest xp I was getting since the expansion came out. There is one that works pretty much the way that this addon does and I got it to look just like this one as far as the layout goes in Broker. Try out Broker: XPBar. It's been updated currently.


Originally Posted by Grizzly UK
I'm guessing this is no longer worked on or maintained, especially as the author's profile shows "Last Activity: 09-06-12 05:34 AM". However, just in case the author (or someone else with more knowledge than I possess is around), I'll add that the addon itself has been working fine up until I used a Level 90 character boost and now, for that particular character, whenever I cursor over Arcana's Experience Broker it generates an error and then fails to display anything at all. It still works just fine for all my other characters so I'm guessing that something about the character boost breaks whatever this addon uses to get the info to display.

Failing any possible fix, does anyone know of a suitable and working replacement?


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I'm guessing this is no longer worked on or maintained, especially as the author's profile shows "Last Activity: 09-06-12 05:34 AM". However, just in case the author (or someone else with more knowledge than I possess is around), I'll add that the addon itself has been working fine up until I used a Level 90 character boost and now, for that particular character, whenever I cursor over Arcana's Experience Broker it generates an error and then fails to display anything at all. It still works just fine for all my other characters so I'm guessing that something about the character boost breaks whatever this addon uses to get the info to display.

Failing any possible fix, does anyone know of a suitable and working replacement?


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Re: Re: Re: Re: 5.0.4 Update

Originally Posted by Arcana
Originally Posted by keLston
Thanks for the update on this and thanks for having written the addon in the first place. Was the best one. It's one of those things you so easily forget when you hit max level and then finally realize you need an xp bar again to find out your XP bar addon no longer functions that you really miss it.
Since you've spent time posting here and asking for an update I decided to go ahead and update this addon for 5.0.4!

It basically works the same as it used to, but I did add in the "display remaining XP" that a few commenters requested a few years ago.

Enjoy!
Wow, that was unexpected! Thank you so much
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Re: Re: Re: 5.0.4 Update

Originally Posted by keLston
Thanks for the update on this and thanks for having written the addon in the first place. Was the best one. It's one of those things you so easily forget when you hit max level and then finally realize you need an xp bar again to find out your XP bar addon no longer functions that you really miss it.
Since you've spent time posting here and asking for an update I decided to go ahead and update this addon for 5.0.4!

It basically works the same as it used to, but I did add in the "display remaining XP" that a few commenters requested a few years ago.

Enjoy!
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Re: Re: 5.0.4 Update

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Originally Posted by twestman79
I'm VERY picky about my addons, and find that I absolutely love this addon. Please tell me that it will be updated for 5.0.4. Any info would be appreciated.
Unfortunately I've quit WoW about a year ago and I don't have any plans to further update or maintain this addon. I also unfortunately don't have any recommendations for similar addons. I'm sorry
Thanks for the update on this and thanks for having written the addon in the first place. Was the best one. It's one of those things you so easily forget when you hit max level and then finally realize you need an xp bar again to find out your XP bar addon no longer functions that you really miss it.
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Re: 5.0.4 Update

Originally Posted by twestman79
I'm VERY picky about my addons, and find that I absolutely love this addon. Please tell me that it will be updated for 5.0.4. Any info would be appreciated.
Unfortunately I've quit WoW about a year ago and I don't have any plans to further update or maintain this addon. I also unfortunately don't have any recommendations for similar addons. I'm sorry
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5.0.4 Update

I'm VERY picky about my addons, and find that I absolutely love this addon. Please tell me that it will be updated for 5.0.4. Any info would be appreciated.
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Hello,

I've been incrementally improving this addon for my own use. If you have a preferred method for me to give you the changes... Supposing you are even interested in them.

If you currently don't have the source hosted anywhere online, I'd recommend github, since then I can just fork and send you pull requests making it really easy for others to collaborate as well.

If you want/need something to legitimatize me as a developer feel free to google my username, I have several projects out there.

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Display

I have been looking for replacement for fubar and this one shows all the info I'm after on the display. The only thing that I am missing is on the bar the option to show 'remaining xp/rested xp' (as fixed number not %) as an option. For me to see how far I have to go rather than how much I have already done (which the blizzard exp bar already shows) is a lot more useful. Any chance this can be set up as an option on next update?

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Originally posted by Elkano
Besides the percentages I mainly missed the ability to show the remaining XP as text next to the icon... so I went and wrote ElkExperience (currently only on wowace and curse)

@Arcana: there are a few bugs and problems in your code
- the number of mobs to kill should be ceil'ed and not floor'ed
- you should store the two tables from fmttime() as locals outside of that function in order to reduce garbage produced
- #displayOptions doesn't work since you use strings as keys so the resulting table isn't an array but a hash
Sorry that you felt that you had to write another addon.

However I appreciate that a well-respected member of the WoW Addon community like yourself provided feedback on my code and for that I'm very appreciative. Thank you very much.

As for the percentages in tooltips - yes, I added it in finally
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Unread 11-12-10, 09:45 AM  
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Pet Experience

Arcana, I like your addon alot, it does exactly as I want it but for 1 thing - no pet experience! If you've got it in, I can't seem to find how to display it. I just got a host of new pets, so I'm out leveling them all (and once Cata comes, of course I'll be leveling them again), and it'd be nice to see by the player's XP how the pet is doing too!

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Besides the percentages I mainly missed the ability to show the remaining XP as text next to the icon... so I went and wrote ElkExperience (currently only on wowace and curse)

@Arcana: there are a few bugs and problems in your code
- the number of mobs to kill should be ceil'ed and not floor'ed
- you should store the two tables from fmttime() as locals outside of that function in order to reduce garbage produced
- #displayOptions doesn't work since you use strings as keys so the resulting table isn't an array but a hash
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